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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:02 pm 
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To clean of the contact adhesive, use a light solvent cleaner.

Such as Soudal Solvent Cleaner, try rubber roofing direct and search for soudal pvc cleaner.

Some good window/plastics centre might stock it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Thanks CB! I have ordered Soudal PVC Cleaner from eBay - Will let you know how I get on!


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Hi all! Quick update...worked a few days on the house.

Purchased the cleaner that CB recommended & it worked extremely well removing all glue residue - so thanks to CB for that!

I then cut the 3 large bubbles that had formed on the deck floor. After trimming these back to allow them to butt together I used firestone quickprime, with the quickscrubber, on the membrane where the formflash was going to overlay. I let this tack off & then rolled the formflash ensuring tight connection with membrane.

The next night I decided to lay the firestone walkway pads. These come with 3strips of self adhesive formflash factory bonded to the underside. I marked off where the quickprime needed to be placed, applied then allowed approx 10mins to tack off.
Pealed back the adhesive strip & placed the mats in location then rollered these down.

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Now happier with how this has turned out.

I have 1 other pad that I will cut in half to complete the pads to the outer edge once this has been finished.

I have been progressing with the slating & lead work:

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Commenced slating the front of the side elevation on Saturday. Hopefully finish this coming Saturday which will just leave the small triangle roof on the side extension end.

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Between rain showers we commenced the building of internal walls. Base course is breeze block the stud wall will sit ontop of that.

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Had my nephew round for a visit - he loves inspecting how things are progressing! He passed the inspection so I'm happy!

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Looking good :thumbright:

I would have used hip tiles instead of the lead especially if there's a prevailing wind. Manthorp dry system may have been another alternative.



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Thanks TS!

Original house has lead hip flashings so wanted to match in & prefer the look of this tbh.

The site is also fairly sheltered however I took the lead association advice & went up a lead thickness to code 5. Also I opted for stainless steel clips at 500mm centres so doubt the lead will lift much.

The day of and the day after installation it was raining so I've still not applied the patination oil.
Will maybe try to do this on Saturday weather permitting.

Also still to dress the top lead hip in the photos & likewise the bottom but will wait till I get the gutter installed.


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Have to admit GTWiL I Love the look of lead as well as working with it :thumbright:


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Yeah - just something about it just looks right! Some amazing lead craftsmen online... in awe of their skill...I'm just a novice! Stick up some photos if you have any - I know I would appreciate them!

I do have the oxy turbo welding kit but thankfully haven't needed to do do much lead welding!

Lead is expensive and time consuming to do right but will last my expected life span which is the plan with this place!


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You should try gas welding, easy with practice, well not vertical but doable with a small nozzle.

Not got any pics sorry, most of my lead was before mobile phones and computers


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Do plumbers do leadwork in England scruff? I thought it was just in Scotland this was the case and the Roofers did the lead in England.
Looking awesome btw,really tidy slating and leadwork :thumbright:



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I always used to do the lead but my last company wouldn't touch it. Time consuming and custards won't pay the going rate.

The roofing companies have taken over the lead work.


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thescruff wrote:
I always used to do the lead but my last company wouldn't touch it. Time consuming and custards won't pay the going rate.

The roofing companies have taken over the lead work.


I worked on a fairly large job right on the 18th green on the old course in St Andrews quite a few years ago and 2 plumbers were several months doing the leadwork on the roofs,nearly all hidden from public view and the skill of these two was amazing,never seen the likes again. They had to get regular blood tests done as well due to handling lead for 8 hours a day.


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The order of the day is drink lots of milk regularly as it flushes any lead out of the system. Milk being the only liquid that does.


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Noted .... milk it is!!!


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